F1 star Sebastian Vettel shows his class after staying behind at British Grand Prix to clear litter from stands

SEBASTIAN VETTEL showed his class after the British Grand Prix by helping Silverstone staff clear litter from the stands.

More than 140,000 F1 fans took in Sunday’s race, which Brit Lewis Hamilton won to close the gap on Max Verstappen to just eight points.

Sebastian Vettel stayed behind after the British Grand Prix to help clear up litterCredit: Instagram @F1
The German was spotted removing two full bin bags of rubbishedCredit: Instagram @F1
The Aston Martin driver was praised for his selfless actCredit: Instagram @F1

Fans brought snacks and beverages galore for the event, although sadly many of them left their rubbish in the stands.

And the environmentally-conscious Vettel – who wore a t-shirt urging race fans to ‘keep it clean’ – stayed behind to help cleaners get rid of the rubbish.

Formula One’s official Instagram account shared a video of the German carrying two bin bags full of rubbish from one of the stands.

The post’s accompanying caption read: “He had a tough race, but it didn’t stop Sebastian Vettel keeping to his word and staying behind with a group of fans to help clear the litter in the stands.”

The Aston Martin driver was praised for his selflessness, with one F1 fan writing: “Respect for Seb just continue to rise.

“He is not just a driver, a strategist, a mechanic, a teacher but also a cleaner!”

I should have finished well inside the points

Sebastian Vettel after the British Grand Prix

Another said: “You simply cannot hate him, an absolute class.”

And another said: “Good guy vettel strikes again.”

One remarked: “We don’t deserve this man.”

Vettel had a race to forget at Silverstone as he finished in 19th place.

The 34-year-old was disappointed with his performance, saying: “The weekend was looking promising and, without all the problems, I should have finished well inside the points.

“I am very disappointed to lose the car in a wheel-to-wheel battle with Fernando.


The ten greatest F1 drivers of all-time – according to SunSport’s motorsport correspondent Ben Hunt

“I am not sure exactly what happened, but I misjudged it, lost grip, and spun. After that, I was right at the back.

“In the end, we did not finish the race because the team retired the car with a cooling issue.”

Vettel will look to turn in a better display a week on Sunday in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton pulls off huge F1 British Grand Prix win in front of Silverstone fans after penalty for Verstappen crash

Source: Motorsport -


Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren hits back at Eddie Hearn and says Deontay Wilder trilogy sold £14m worth of tickets

Wayne Rooney backs Jesse Lingard to become Man Utd star again after reigniting career with West Ham loan transfer